Woodland Management and Tree Planting Schemes

TGM have been involved in some exciting tree survey projects through the autumn including further surveys for woodland management and restoration for the purposes of wildlife and amenity, and creation of a woodland garden to be utilised for commercial recreational purposes.

Both projects have involved specifying a significant amount of tree planting which is always one of the best aspects of the role of an arboricultural consultant. Undertaking species selection for planting schemes that compliment each other and the existing treescape, and providing enhancement planting for future generations, is extremely rewarding.
Both Natural Resources Wales and the Forestry Commission advocate planting a certain percentage of non native or naturalised species in woodlands and other settings in order to improve biodiversity and resilience.

This opens up a wealth of beautiful and beneficial species to arborists undertaking planting schemes and the opportunity should be exploited to the full.

Tree Surveys in the Autumn

Well autumn is well under way and what a beautiful season it has been so far. We are still getting plenty of warm sunny days and the trees throughout North Wales are just stunning this year. We have even managed to retain some leaves following the two recent storms.

TGM has been very busy undertaking surveys throughout the Wrexham area, including woodland surveys, and we are now getting stuck into preparing the management plans and re-planting specifications, which is one of the best aspects of arboriculture.
Choosing appropriate tree stock, and actually getting to plant some trees is very rewarding, as is going back to watch them grow year after year. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly a treescape establishes.

Many people's perception of trees is that they wont have an impact until they reach maturity however, that isn't the case at all. You only have to drive through the National Forest to appreciate that. There are many hectares of trees there that have been planted out o…

Half way there...

As we pass the halfway point of 2018 I have been reflecting on projects completed to date, its been a great year so far seeing TGM complete home buyers reports, condition surveys and pre-development site surveys for a diverse range of clients and sites.
It has been my pleasure to work with some great clients, particularly on development site surveys, to help create unique design proposals that allow the retention of significant on-site trees and produce diverse replacement and enhancement planting schemes.
Unfortunately during recent condition surveys I have had to condemn several trees where significant decay fungi have been identified however it is all part of tree management.
I will be updating the website with profiles for the fungi found in the next few weeks however in the meantime if you have any queries or require advice don't hesitate to get in touch.

Inonotus dryadeus


That Damned Illusive......


The Knoll


TGM in 2017

TGM was in its first year of business in 2017 and it was a great year seeing us complete condition surveys and development site surveys for a number of clients. In addition we carried out a survey for invasive weeds, seeking out Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed on a potential riverside development site.
The only aspect of the business that didn't flourish was the blog and that is something I hope to rectify in 2018.
One of the highlights was surveying this beautiful Lime tree. I have been lucky enough to survey some very large Lime trees, either lapsed pollards or historic plantings on National Trust sites, and while this isn't the biggest Lime I have looked at it was certainly the healthiest. It is an impressive 26m in height with a stem diameter of 141cm.

2018 has started well with several quotes being issued and I look forward to completing more posts here and updating you on the business development. In the meantime if you have any queries about trees please don'…